Waiting on Wednesday: Deadfall (Blackbird Duology #2) by Anna Carey

January 28, 2015 Uncategorized 37

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’ve chosen the 2nd book of a duology by an author I have enjoyed in the past.  And the first book, Blackbird, was so totally original and unique, that I can’t wait to see how she continues it. It was told in 2nd person, something you rarely see, and as a former English teacher, I loved the example of this type of writing.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


In the compelling sequel to Blackbird, Anna Carey delivers a gritty and adrenaline-filled story of a girl desperate to escape her mysterious and terrifying assailants. Told in second person, this heart-pounding thriller puts the reader in front of the target.

A week ago, you woke up in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. The only thing you knew: people are trying to kill you. You put your trust in Ben, but he betrayed you and broke your heart. Now you’ve escaped to New York City with a boy named Rafe, who says he remembers you from before. But the two of you are not safe. The same people who are after you are tailing Rafe as well. As the chase heats up, your memory starts to return, but your past cannot save you from the terrifying circumstances of your present, or the fact that one wrong move could end this game forever.

With enemies on every side, and not a reprieve in sight, Deadfall will grab readers and refuse to let go. Perfect for fans of the Maze Runner series and the Legend series.

Sounds pretty good, right?  Did you read the first one yet?  What did you think?  If not, what do you expect from reading a book in 2nd person?  This is supposed to be published in June, I’ll be hoping for maybe an e-galley if possible!

37 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Deadfall (Blackbird Duology #2) by Anna Carey”

  1. michellesminions

    I still need to read Blackbird. I haven't read anything in second person since those choose your own adventure books when I was a kid. I'm very interested to see how it works out. Hopefully I'll read it soon so I can continue with Deadfall. Thanks for the reminder to get my butt moving and read Blackbird. Poor book. I'm neglecting it. Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions!

    • Lisa Mandina

      It was definitely an interesting way to read. Not sure it's something I'd want to read very often, but fun for something different. And since it is only two books, you should just wait till this one is out and then read them back to back! Thanks for returning the visit!

  2. Lexxie Lin

    I haven't heard of this series before, Lisa, but I have a little bit of trouble with 2nd person POV, it's vey destabilizing to me as it seems as if the narrator is addressing me directly. I might try Blackbird and see how I feel about it, though ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    • Lisa Mandina

      It was definitely something that took me a bit of time to get into because of that POV. But it was worth it. I will say I don't want to do it very often, in fact I'm okay with this being the only series for a long time that I read that way. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Anonymous

    I haven't read the first one and I've got so many books I want to read already this year lol. Thanks for sharing though!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I enjoyed the author's other series, so was definitely interested in this one, even though it is quite a bit different. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Anonymous

    All of this authors books have been on my TBR list forever!! I need to get around to picking up her books soon!! I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW @ Addicted Readers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Page

    I haven't read Blackbird but it's on my TBR. Glad to see it's something I should check out! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yep, finally! The first one was definitely unique and I can see why people might have had problems. But it was a new enough idea to me that I enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Pili

    Ooooh, sounds fantastic! And the cover looks great and will match great with the cover of Blackbird! I hope I'll get to read these two back to back because I'm so intrigued about the second person narrative!

  7. YA Book Addict

    I really need to read the first book in this series since they sound so incredibly awesome!
    Thanks so much for stopping by YA Book Addict.
    Have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lisa Mandina

      I know! Just got another sequel I'd been waiting for on Edelweiss. Sometimes I just think they wait so long to tease me! Thanks for stopping by!

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